Invitation: Faker Fighters Closing Conference on Media literacy and critical thinking education in a European perspective

JEF Europe is pleased to invite you to the closing event of its 2019 Work Plan “Faker Fighters” on Media literacy and critical thinking education in a European perspective on Thursday, 5th December 2019 from 10:00 to 19:00. 


Salon for European Civic Organizations (SECO), rue d’Arlon 53, 1000 Brussels


JEF strongly believes that there is no democracy possible without facts. Yet, nowadays, we are often overwhelmed with information. Information travels fast, and has become out of control. Therefore, media literacy has become an important skill to separate fact and fiction.

Along the year, around 15 educational activities on local and national levels were implemented all around Europe, gathering young Europeans concerned and eager to know more about disinformation and how to fight it. Educational tools as well as campaign material were developed. This final event will be the opportunity to present these achievements and to evaluate the project. It will also offer room to meet, and exchange on the topic with experts and stakeholders.

Agenda of the meeting:

9:30 - 10:00 - Arrival and registration
10:00 - 10:30 - Welcome and presentation of the project
10:30 - 12:00 - Fake News, Social Media and Young People - Mitchell Paquette from Amnesty International Anne-Sophie Harling from Newsgard
12:00 - 12:30 - Participants stories
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 - Youth Media in developing Media Literacy among young people - Juuso Järviniemi from The New Federalist and Monica Salas Corrigan from Bué Fixe
15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 - Political Parties Youth Organisations, Media Literacy and Disinformation
17:30 - Outcomes Exhibition and Networking cocktail


To register, apply here 
For further information please contact
Emilie Vandam (


The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe is a non-partisan youth NGO with over 13.000 members active in more than 30 countries. Founded in 1972, the organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy, subsidiarity and rule of law. JEF promotes true European Citizenship, and works towards active participation of young people in democratic life.

The activities part of this work-plan are funded by the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation.